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How will an aged domain help me?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bigwhite, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

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    So basically, I already have my domain. Its a good domain.

    I was checking up on godaddy today and there is a domain that is aged 10 Years! Its in my niche.

    Now I am unsure whats its worth is. Its not indexed in google, but I am sure a 10 year domain could help out my money site somehow?

    Im looking for it to be an authority site. Would buying this aged domain help me in any way? What would I do with it? How much do you think is worth bidding on it?
     
  2. BlackHatCams

    BlackHatCams Junior Member

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    google does seem to index aged domains a little quicker
     
  4. Jinko

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    You could buy the aged domain and set up a 301 direct to your new domain - passing all authority and link juice. This would help massively in ranking quickly. Alterantively you could just start building out that site yourself to capitalize on the age and authority and keep your new domain for another time. You could even set up a neat little site quickly on your new domain, SEO it and flip it for profits.

    As for how much to bid I'm not sure - domain buying isn't my speciality.
     
  5. JMamba

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    I believe you have to make sure the domain is currently indexed in G still in order to pass the domain age authority to your current domain.
     
  6. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

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    Its only indexed page is the godaddy page.

    I need to keep my new domain for its name. Its a brand.

    The site in the same niche, I am unsure as to if I should pick it up for 30-50$ or not.
     
  7. azguru

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    Aged domains allow you to create a more aggressive SEO campaign and start building backlinks faster
     
  8. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

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    I do not know if you are reading the thread correctly.

    I am looking for advice on if I should buy the domain or not. Can this domain help my money site out? Would it be worth investing the extra money into this?
     
  9. azguru

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    You didn't give enough info for anyone to make an accurate suggestion. It really depends on how old your site is now, your site's current rankings, and your current traffic.
     
  10. bigwhite

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    I am still getting the site coded. For now, there is a temporary page up.

    It is brand new, and is also an aged domain. 3 Years old.
     
  11. marusia

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    You said it's not indexed in google. I wouldn't do it. I've been looking at aged domains. First thing to check is if they are indexed. I'm currently bidding on one from 2001 that IS indexed. Pass on anything not indexed. Also (I've been told) as long as the domain is 2+ years old, it won't have much difference in SEO power than a 10 year old domain.
     
  12. azguru

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    Well then you really don't need a new domain at all, unless the keyword is better. But it seems like you are set
     
  13. cloakme

    cloakme Regular Member Premium Member

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    Agree! If it is an aged domain but not indexed there is something wrong.
     
  14. bigwhite

    bigwhite Regular Member

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    Ahhh, alright this makes sense. I appreciate the feedback guys. :)
     
  15. nimmivh

    nimmivh Regular Member

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    if its not costly, then buy it, and post an article, if its indexing and ranking well. develop it .
     
  16. annaray4238

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    Yes bro, agreed.
     
  17. bigwhite

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    Ehh, its around 50-60$. Not money I would be interested in throwing away on a chance.
     
  18. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Another vote for this answer. (except the 2+ to 10 part)

    Domain age will actually start from the time a site is live on the Internet not the time it was registered.

    I have domain names 2 years old that show a domain age of when they went live, not when I bought them.

    I also had some domains on a hosting account that expired for 4 months or so.

    I had become distracted because of a familial event, and hen I got my head back on, they were de-indexed by Google (I checked). Some of the sites were WP, and some HTML.

    The hosting company deleted these files, so I lost the WP sites but had my HTML sites, and I set 2 sites back up. They were re-indexed fairly quickly. I suspect there is some kund of cache thing going on for sites that disappear and reappear.

    In both cases the domain name now shows the domain age as the date I restored these two sites, not the (2 years ago) first time they were online. I did not seem to lose many links, or suffer much for the gap, but I lost 2 years of Authority.

    Curiously, on one site, the PR is the same as it was before the gap in being online.
     
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  19. Cranula

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    The aged domain can help you through a 301 redirect.

    You can redirect the linkjuice from the older domain to your newer domain which will increase your authority in google's eyes.

    But you also need to check why the domain isnt indexed.

    Also if it has been dropped more than 2 times in the past by google I would probably stay away from it.